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Zak Failla

Content Producer zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Equal parts Lois Lane, J. Jonah Jameson and Vicki Vale, Zak! has traveled from coast-to-coast covering small and big town community news in both in print and online for nearly a decade since his graduation from the award-winning Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in 2010.

Before settling into the Hudson Valley, Zak! previously spent time in the New York Daily News newsroom and worked for hyperlocal digital news outlets on Long Island. He wrote sports for The Ithacan and The Ithaca Journal before taking his talents to the Pacific Northwest, where he served as the sports editor at the Shoshone News-Press until heading back east to work with Daily Voice.

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Man Nabbed For ID Theft In Fairfield County, Police Say

    Man Nabbed For ID Theft In Fairfield County, Police Say

    A trip to Florida may lead to a trip to jail for a man who was busted by police investigators in Connecticut for allegedly using a credit card stolen from a Fairfield County resident.The New Canaan Police Department received a complaint from an area resident who had their credit card used by a third party without their permission in November 2019.Police said that the illegal use of the ...

  2. AHL Sound Tigers Team Rebranding As Bridgeport Islanders

    AHL Sound Tigers Team Rebranding As Bridgeport Islanders

    The New York Islanders’ top development affiliate is getting a new name.Formerly known as the Sound Tigers, the team announced that its squad in the American Hockey League will be rebranded as the Bridgeport Islanders.
“The new Bridgeport Islanders logo features an iconic mark for the team’s future,” the team announced. “The strong letter ‘B’ recognizes the great city of Bridgeport. ...

  3. Good Samaritans Help State Police Protect Man With Special Needs In Northern Westchester

    Good Samaritans Help State Police Protect Man With Special Needs In Northern Westchester

    A group of Good Samaritans gave an assist to New York State Police troopers in Northern Westchester to stop a man who was allegedly abusing a person with special needs. New York State Police troopers were dispatched to the Cortlandt Town Center at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, where there were reports of a man striking another man with special needs inside a van.The ...

  4. Man Rescued After Kayak Flips In Great South Bay

    Man Rescued After Kayak Flips In Great South Bay

    A kayaker found himself in a perilous position in the Great South Bay after overturning and struggling to get back to shore without assistance, police said.Suffolk County Police Marine officers on patrol near Buoy 7 in the Fire Island Inlet found an overturned kayak in the water at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, without its operator in the area.Police said that a few hundred ...

  5. Gas Prices On Rise After Pipeline Cyberattack Sparking Concerns Of Rise Well Above $3 A Gallon

    Gas Prices On Rise After Pipeline Cyberattack Sparking Concerns Of Rise Well Above $3 A Gallon

    With gas prices already on the rise, a major pipeline cyberattack has sparked concerns they could spike well above $3 a gallon.Colonial Pipeline was forced to take four lines offline due to a cyberattack that was reported on Friday, May 7, leaving less fuel for the Eastern seaboard, and causing prices to rise in some places.Earlier story - Largest East Coast Fuel Pipeline Shuts ...

  6. Longtime Police Commissioner In Westchester City Retiring After 47 Years With Department

    Longtime Police Commissioner In Westchester City Retiring After 47 Years With Department

    The longest-tenured member in the history of one of Westchester’s largest police departments announced he will be stepping aside after nearly five decades on the force.New Rochelle Police Commissioner Joseph Schaller, who has been with the department since 1974, announced that he will be retiring over the summer, to be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Robert Gazzola, who joined the ...

  7. Fairfield County Student Sings National Anthem At Fenway Park

    Fairfield County Student Sings National Anthem At Fenway Park

    Take her out to the ballgame!A middle school student from Fairfield County took center stage at Fenway recently as she sang the National Anthem before the Red Sox game against the Detroit Tigers.Victoria Beniston, an eighth-grader at Fairfield Woods Middle School, kicked off the game on Thursday, May 6 before a COVID-capacity crowd at the famed Boston stadium.The teen’s rendition of the ...

  8. Date, Time Announced For Westchester State Of County Address

    Date, Time Announced For Westchester State Of County Address

    For the second straight year, the Westchester County Executive George Latimer’s “State of the County” address will be streamed virtually.A time has been set for Latimer’s fourth “State of the County” address, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. This year, all residents are being invited to the virtual 2021 “State of the County” event, which will be streamed live on the ...

  9. COVID-19: NY Could Begin Administering Vaccine To Children 12 To 15 This Week

    COVID-19: NY Could Begin Administering Vaccine To Children 12 To 15 This Week

    Children in New York between the ages of 12 and 15 may soon become the latest group eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if their parents give their approval.Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the Pfizer double-dose vaccine could be authorized for use among children in New York as soon as Thursday, May 13 if the state health commissioner and his Clinical Advisory Task Force recommend it. ...

  10. Recall Issued For 226K Smoke-Carbon Monoxide Alarms That Don't Sound Alert For Fires

    Recall Issued For 226K Smoke-Carbon Monoxide Alarms That Don't Sound Alert For Fires

    More than 226,000 faulty combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are being recalled because they may fail to provide alerts if a fire was to break out.The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that seven Kidde models - Series 2040, 2050, 2060, and 2070 smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms (see above) - are included in the recall.According to CPSC, ...

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